Saturday, April 1, 2017

Junction Vintage Machinery Expo (Tractors and Others)

Ex Army 4 wheel drive looks like it's destined for better things.

Traction engines with road wheels didn't have any traction.
Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies.

Austin Seven 4WD. Interesting bit of Kiwi ingenuity.

New Zealand's only 4 wheeled production vehicle, the Trekka, was locally designed and built using Skoda Octavia drive train.
It was a reasonably capable little truck, but its similarity to a Land Rover suggested to some people it could go anywhere a Land Rover couldn't !
This Kawasaki powered farm bike was also a Kiwi invention.
I think it was called Mountain Goat.

Red row.

The slim look.

Neat little Leyland small tractor.

British built Newman isn't common.

Minneapolis-Moline, a famous name in American tractors, which was eventually swallowed up by White, which in turn became part of the AGCO conglomerate.

Field Marshall always looked a bit different with their smooth rounded front panels.

Yellow fellows.

Vickers bull-dozer, made by Vickers-Armstrong who were better known for their tanks and military vehicles.

New tractors were also on display.

Rides in the Clydesdale pulled wagon were popular.
I guess it was one way of keeping out of the rain.

Little Fordson with solid tyres.

Curved Dash Oldsmobile.

Large 2 wheel drive tractors are now a thing of the past.

Some bikes in the car park. GL 1800 Honda Goldwing.

Another Honda; slightly later model.

BMW twins still interest me more than most other current bikes.

Early Fordson had plenty of grip.

Little Fordson Dexta looked almost like new.

Volvo's F16 models were high horse-power trucks when introduced in the late 80s.
This one is from 1993.

2008 UD.

Another UD from, although this one carries the Nissan Diesel nomenclature.

Very nice VW camper.

Modern Freighters from Levin had many Mercedes-Benz tractor units in 4x2 and 6x4  configurationThis is a 1973 LK1924.
240hp doesn't seem much to pull an A-train with by todays standards'.

Brown & May.

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